Learn all about how an architect can help make the right choice and buy your dream Malta real estate by reading this article.
There are so many things to consider before deciding which hot property for sale in Malta or Gozo to buy. This applies to all types of real estate available for sale like houses or apartments.
An architect’s expert opinion is invaluable to making the right choice during the purchasing process. Therefore, with the help of this article, here is how an architect can help you buy the property in Malta of your dreams and to avoid any unnecessary expenses.
Thanks to their thorough understanding of planning regulation, architects know exactly what is – and is not – allowed by law.
Things such as height requirements, ventilation and so on may not be the first things that come to mind when viewing a place with the intent of buying it. You will probably be more focused on the size of the kitchen and whether you like the layout of your would-be home. But these details are just as important.
An architect can make sure that everything is up to standard and that the property in Malta or Gozo matches the plans, whether that washroom on the roof was a legal addition and whether the Planning Authority might object to a new window on the façade.
Some property buyers want to create as much interior space as possible in a Malta property and will look specifically at the potential to expand. An architect can advise on the best way to do that and, more importantly, if an extension falls within legal boundaries and the likelihood of a planning application being accepted.
Having an architect examine the hot property for sale in Malta also gives you the chance to run some of your ideas past them. It’s good to have an objective, expert opinion on alterations you have in mind before you commit to a purchase. This is especially important if the purchase of the property is dependent on you being able to make those changes.
To apply for a bank loan in Malta, you will need to have an architect fill out an evaluation form supplied by the bank. This covers all manner of aspects, including the estimated value of the hot property for sale in Malta or Gozo and its overall condition.
Lenders will want assurance that the property they will be loaning money to buy is worth what is being paid and is in good shape. The architect’s evaluation acts as a snapshot of the property that the bank can then base its decision on.
While it’s easy to spot flaws like cracked tiles, damaged masonry or broken windows, an architect is trained to spot more subtle structural problems, which a prospective buyer might otherwise miss during a quick viewing.
An architect will be able to identify problems and inform you about them. Cracked plaster may not be a dealbreaker but early signs of damp could be indicative of underlying issues that might be expensive and difficult to address. Any and every property in Malta or Gozo will have something that needs fixing or replacing but knowing the costs and effort needed to do so will help you make an informed decision.
Your architect will also be able to answer any questions you have about the hot property. This is particularly helpful for first-time buyers or those looking to purchase old properties like houses of character for sale. They will be able to tell you if any damage or deterioration you spotted is something serious or purely cosmetic.
Getting the right professional help is a crucial part of buying your next home. While REMAX can help you find the perfect hot property for sale in Malta or Gozo, a qualified and experienced architect will tell you everything you need to know about its condition and helps you get on the property ladder. Learn more about how RE/MAX Malta can help you simplify the process of buying real estate.
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